General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

Overview of the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) in relation to sustainable development strategies and government policy options in South Africa

English
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Trade
Trade
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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Article
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This paper is based on a presentation made at a workshop on 'Trade and Environmental Linkages' by the Institute for Global Dialogue, in Midrand 1-2 September 2005. In a workshop dedicated to debating the policy and practical/operational relationships - and tensions - between international trade agreements and multilateral environmental agreements, and their implications in relation to "nati... Read more

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Report on the "Etats généraux" - Estates General - of Local Governments against the GATS

English
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Trade
Trade
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Trade & Investment
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Article
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The Etats généraux - Estates General - of local governments against the GATS [General Agreement on Trade in Services, one of the many trade agreement managed by the World Trade Organisation-WTO] took place on 13-14 November 2004. This meeting, whose title harks back to the first step in what was to become the French Revolution, represented a genuine first for the alter... Read more

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AGCS 2000

Spanish
Collection: 
Trade
Trade
Suites: 
Corporate Power
Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
Comercio e Inversiones
Poder Corporativo
Subtitle: 
El poder de la gran empresa
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Article
Translators: 
Beatriz Martínez
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El polémico Acuerdo General sobre el Comercio de Servicios (AGCS, GATS) de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) ha generado una gran preocupación social por el suministro equitativo de servicios públicos básicos, así como por el derecho de los gobiernos a legislar en favor de la estabilidad financiera, el desarrollo social y económico, y la protección medioambiental. Esta preocupación se... Read more

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The Global Citizens Movement. A New Actor For a New Politics

English
Collection: 
Trade
Trade
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Trade & Investment
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Article
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Paper completed 30 August 2001 to be presented at theConference on Reshaping Globalisation: Multilateral Dialogues and New Policy InitiativesSponsored by the Central European University, a project of George Soros's Open Society Foundation Clusters of Crisis and a Planetary Contract The tragic and world-altering events of 11 September 2001 have, I believe, only reinforced the conclusions I rea... Read more

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